Psyche of an Asparagus

Look at me, I’m green and long I’m not a beet, I am not corn, I’m classy, both raw and fried, there’s nothing wrong with that.    Look at me, I’m white and fat I don’t care what you think,  Of that. I have a tip, a crunchy end. I’m great with butter, oh, and…

The process of cooking a lunch time feast, and what I did next…

Last week I cooked lunch for my office. For 10 people you might think… or even 40? No. I cooked lunch for 140 people.  I should probably begin by telling you about the office tradition. I work for an Architecture company where every week, one of the employees has to cook lunch for the entire office. It’s a…

Saturday morning breakfast pizza – With a side of a hangover.

Saturday morning, I eat pizza for breakfast. I could have fried up some eggs like a normal person. But the pizza was calling me. I don’t know why exactly. It just was. I’d say it probably all started the evening before when I got hammered on Veurve Cliquot at the office, followed by a couple of…

‘The Typing Project’ wine tasting at Laithwaite’s.

Have you ever considered how the visuals of a wine label influences the way in which you drink and enjoy the wine? I suppose I have, but only in the sense that I will often buy a wine based on whether or not I like the label. I’m no expert, but generally I know what…

Laithwaite’s Wine – The Exotic and the Esoteric

Wine tasting for dinner on a Thursday? Don’t mind if I do! Last week I was back at Laithwaite’s Wine, under the arches at London Bridge for an exotic and esoteric themed wine tasting. What on earth are you talking about? I suppose you’re thinking. In truth, I wasn’t sure what I was in for…

‘Tiger Waffles’

Just lately I’ve been obsessed with these Dutch waffles. I buy them for a pound from ‘Tiger’ which is a cheapie pretty fun Dutch store full of things I rarely need and always want to buy. Two thin waffle circles joined together by a centre layer of caramel. They’re the perfect combination of chewy and…

Hill and Szrok

One thing I miss about living in London is the prevalence of really great butchers. Any butcher really. In Australia, you can buy meat at the supermarket of course, but why would you, when there is usually a butcher’s shop right next door. Where I live they seem to be few and far between, and…

Pâté Moi

I don’t tend to buy pâté’s very often, but I really love this one! I discovered it a few years ago while wandering around Borough Markets and have been buying it ever since. Sometimes i’m a really lazy cook, especially when i’m only cooking for myself, midweek, after a long day at work. This is one…

A Romanesco Romance

Let’s talk about this alien vegetable. It seems to be from a different galaxy and looks like it could have all sorts of powers of persuasion just as long as you don’t sit on it and spin. I saw it for the first time at Broadway Market recently and I was so tempted to buy…